This works through voices of native speakers and thousands of photographs. You'll get a feel for both the language and culture.
Learn to quickly associate words with pictures. Different lessons and units are available within each of the 24 languages in this Demo.
You'll focus on five different skills:
Listening and reading
Speech recognition lets you use a microphone to compare your own speech and pronunciation to that of a native speaker. The voiceprint window will compare the pitch (melody), emphasis (stress/loudness) and the form (shape of the sounds) of your pronunciation with the native speaker's.
The Dictation section helps you improve your spelling, punctuation and capitalization. When you see a picture you're asked to type the word or phrase that describes the it.
Once you've completed all of these activities, it's time for the tests. Languages available: Welsh, Turkish, Vietnamese, Italian, English UK, Dutch, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese, German, Latin, Swahili, Japanese, Indonesian, Arabic, Danish, French, English US, Russian, Polish and Spanish.
Tucows, Inc has graciously donated a copy of this software to the Internet Archive's Tucows Software Archive for long term preservation and access. Please check the Tucows website for all current versions of the software.